11.30.2006

BREAKING THE SILENCE

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Date/Time: 30/11/2006 12:00 am


Thursday, November 30, 2006 7pm
BREAKING THE SILENCE
YEHUDA SHAUL
a former soldier shares his experiences of serving
in the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank.
The Israeli Military trained them to believe it was self defense …
“The reality we experienced was made of: innocent civilians being
hurt, kids not going to school because of the curfew, and parents who
can’t bring food home because they can’t go to work. This reality has
stayed with us and will not go away. After discharge from the army, we
decided that we shouldn’t go on. We shouldn’t forget what we ourselves
did and what we witnessed. We decided to break the silence.”
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South @ Thompson St
(wheelchair access – 239 Thompson St.)
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away)
Sponsored by NYU Students for Justice in Palestine
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Directions: http://www.judson.org/directions.htm
– A,B,C,D,E,F,V to West 4th St, walk East on West 4th St to the square
– N,R,W to 8th St, at Broadway walk south to 4th St, walk West to the
square
– 6 to Astor Place, go West on Astor Place/8th St to 5th Av, walk South
on 5th Av. Judson is across the square
– 1,9 to Christopher/Sheridan, walk East on West 4th St to the square
About the speaker
Yehuda Shaul was born and raised in Jerusalem. He grew up in an
ultra-orthodox family and attended yeshiva in Mhale Michmash, a
settlement near Ramallah where he graduated from high school.
Conscripted in March 2001 to the Israeli Army (IDF), he served in
the 50th Battalion of the “Nachal Brigade” as a soldier. In June 2002
he joined the sergeant school, later going back to the brigade as a
commander and a platoon sergeant. Yehuda served in most of the
Palestinian cities in the West Bank, including Ramallah, Bethlehem and
Hebron. He was discharged in March 2004 after 3 years in the army,
after which he and some of his comrades founded “Breaking the Silence.”
Today he serves as executive director of the organization.

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